Phi Beta Pi

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Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity

March 10, 1891

(125 years ago)
West Pennsylvania Medical College
Type Professional fraternity
Emphasis Medicine
Colors Emerald Green and White
Flower White Chrysanthemum
Publication The Talisman (formerly Phi Beta Pi Quarterly)
Headquarters 401 Mechanic
Galveston, Texas

Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity (ΦBΠ) is a professional fraternity founded March 10, 1891, at the West Pennsylvania Medical College (now a department of the University of Pittsburgh) as an anti-fraternity society. It was originally known as Pi Beta Phi but changed its name because of an existing sorority with the same name.[1]

Its badge is a diamond of gold with emerald points and pearl edges. A black enamel center with gold skull and pelvis and the letters "ΦBΠ."[1]

Phi Beta Pi chapters[edit]

Below is a list of Phi Beta Pi chapters.[1][2]

Chapter Institution Dates
A University of Pittsburgh 1891-?
B University of Michigan 1898-?
Γ Starling-Ohio Medical College 1900–1905
Δ Rush Medical College (University of Chicago) 1901-?
Ε McGill University 1901–1908
Ζ Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons 1901-?
Η Jefferson Medical College 1902-?
Θ Northwestern University (Chicago) 1902-?
Ι University of Illinois (Chicago) 1902-?
Κ Detroit College of Medicine 1903-?
Λ St. Louis University 1903-?
Μ Washington University 1903-?
Ν Kansas City University Medical College 1904-?
Ξ University of Minnesota 1904-?
Ο Indiana University (Indianapolis) 1905-?
Π University of Iowa 1905-?
Ρ Vanderbilt University 1906-?
Σ University of Alabama (Mobile) 1906-?
Τ University of Missouri 1906-?
Υ Western Reserve University 1906–1911
Φ University College of Medicine 1906-?
Χ Georgetown University 1906-?
Ψ Medical College of Virginia 1906-?
Ω Cooper Medical College 1906-?
ΑA Creighton Medical College 1907-?
Tulane University 1907-?
Syracuse University 1907-?
Medico-Chirurgical College absorbed by University of Pennsylvania[3] 1907-?
Marquette University 1907-?
Indiana University (Bloomington) 1908-?
University of Virginia 1909-?
University of Pennsylvania 1909-?
University of Kansas 1910-?
University of Texas (Galveston) 1910–Present

Omega Upsilon Phi Fraternity merged in 1934. All active chapters became active chapters of Phi Beta Pi except Alpha which joined Phi Chi Medical Fraternity.[4]

Theta Kappa Psi Fraternity merged in 1961.


  1. ^ a b c Baird, William, ed. (1915). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (8 ed.). New York: The College Fraternity Publishing Co. 
  2. ^ Baird, William, ed. (1923). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (10 ed.). New York: The College Fraternity Publishing Co. 
  3. ^ Schools and Hospitals Absorbed by Penn Medicine
  4. ^ Cannon, Daniel H. (1989). The History of Phi Chi Medical Fraternity Inc. Centennial Edition 1889-1989. Phi Chi Quarterly Office.